Yamaha had unveiled the 2020 MT-125 naked streetfighter for the European markets in October 2019. The new motorcycle is the smallest in the Yamaha’s MT series and is heavily based on the MT-15, which is currently on sale in the Indian market.
In terms of styling, the new Yamaha MT-125 looks largely similar to the India-spec MT-15. It comes with transformer-styled front, featuring an LED projector headlamp and LED daytime running lights.
The new Yamaha MT-125 features a sculpted fuel tank with aggressive extensions and a wide flat handlebar. The UK-spec motorcycle comes with inverted front forks, an aluminium-cast swingarm and dual-channel ABS. For people not in the know, the India-spec Yamaha MT-15 comes fitted with conventional telescopic front forks, a box-type swingarm and a single-channel ABS.
The Yamaha MT-125 is powered by a 124.7cc single-cylinder engine with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation). The VVA is also available on the 155cc engine, which powers the India-spec MT-15 and the R15 V3.0.
The 124.7cc engine is capable of producing 14.5bhp of power at 9,000rpm and 12.4Nm of torque at 8,000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox, which is assisted by a slipper clutch. The motorcycle has a kerb weight of 140kgs, while the ground clearance stands at 140mm.
The motorcycle is based on the Deltabox platform. For braking duties, the bike gets 292mm disc at the front and 220mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is available as standard. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch wheels shod with 100/80 and 140/70 section tyres at the front and rear respectively.
In terms of proportions, the Yamaha MT-125 is 1,960mm long, 800mm wide, 1,065mm tall and has a wheelbase of 1,325mm. The motorcycle offers a seat height of 810mm. The bike has a fuel tank of 10-litres capacity.